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Adolescent marijuana use examined in new bulletin

  • Trudy.Sharp
  • 8/27/2013 11:25:00 AM
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The Ohio Health Disparities Bulletin (OHDB) is a new publication from OhioMHAS, which analyzes Ohio’s statewide treatment episode data to investigate behavioral health disparities among clients in the public behavioral health system. Analyses may range from age, gender, race/ethnicity disparities to drugs of choice, clients with mental health history and other areas of interest. Patterned after SAMHSA’s Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) reports, the Bulletin presents information unique to Ohio.

The first issue of the Ohio Health Disparities Bulletin examines marijuana use among adolescents (12-17) in the public behavioral health system from state fiscal years 2008 to 2011. Using information from the Ohio Behavioral Health Data Module, this bulletin investigates trends in topics like age of first use, level of care and treatment outcomes among adolescents. Major findings are presented along with implications for healthcare and substance use treatment.

Ohio Health Disparities Bulletin:Characteristics of Adolescent Marijuana Admissions in Ohio, SFYs 2008-2011

To learn more about this OhioMHAS initiative, contact Health Disparities Lead Surendra B. Adhikari, Ph.D., at


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